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    Design ideas to give your home a farmhouse feel | Real Estate

    Farmhouse style homes are having a moment. A 2020 survey from Homes.com asked more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite house style from a list that included bohemian craftsman, mid-century modern ranch, French chateau, and Tudor, among others. Modern farmhouse was the runaway winner, as participants in 42 of the 50 states indicated this simple, cozy style was their favorite. Home renovation projects can help homeowners put their own unique stamp on their homes, and such projects can be both aesthetic and functional in nature. The following are some farmhouse design elements homeowners can consider as they look to transform their home interiors with this popular…

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    How you could win $1,000 for designing a Salt Lake City tiny home

    First-place winners get $1,000. Runners-up get $500. Salt Lake City leaders are looking for ways to cut costs and streamline planning processes for building affordable housing — from tiny homes to mother-in-law basement apartments — and they’re hoping cash prizes will attract talent to help. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and other city officials on Wednesday announced a new competition, called the Empowered Living Design Competition, to invite designers and architects to submit their ideas for small-footprint homes. “We don’t have a corner on the market of good ideas,” said Mendenhall, who announced earlier this year Utah’s capital city had an ambitious goal to start building a master planned…

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    Home sellers ditch plain white walls for livelier designs

    From the East Village to the East End, clean and contemporary interiors are getting big and bold, pattern-heavy makeovers. Brokers told The Post that listings mentioning patterns as a design feature are now getting more interest than apartments with the ubiquitous contemporary white-box look. “You rarely used to see homes for sale with splashy prints, but they’re popping up more frequently since COVID,” said Allison Chiaramonte, a real estate agent at Warburg Realty. “When I tell my clients about them, they’re keen to schedule a showing.” That’s good news for glass mosaic artist Allison Eden, 51, a seller who proudly touts her technicolor wonderland of an apartment — a three-bedroom…

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    Home design ideas: Without a basement or attic, a sunroom becomes a family escape

    Without a family room, basement, or attic, Ana Bonilla’s clients wanted a place to play board games and to escape from the chaos of everyday life. The principal of AnaVera Design replaced the Newton Colonial’s shoddy three-season porch with an insulated sunroom with radiant heat flooring and sliders that open onto a new patio. The breezy decor makes it feel like a sanctuary, while the kitchenette and a banquette paired with a table provide additional function. 1 A midcentury-modern-style sofa comfortable enough for napping or watching television bridges indoor and outdoor sensibilities. Custom floral pillows dress up the white cushions with some island style. 2 Patricia Busso created the abstract…

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    The Future of the New-Home Design Studio

    What have we learned from the past 18 months of a global pandemic and its ripple effects on our society and industry, and what does the future look like for new-home design studios? These are questions I frequently hear from builders.  As business leaders, builders need to understand both the demand and the supply side of the equation when they consider how best to position their company and, specifically, its home-personalization strategy for a successful future. Going Forward Post-Pandemic: Consumer Demand What we’ve learned from the recent past is not really anything shockingly new, but rather an “anchoring in” of what customers have been telling us for a long time. The only…

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    Pandemic must-haves redefined home design

    The pandemic has had a major impact on real estate in terms of pricing, inventory, availability and values. But it has also left its mark on home design with many homeowners, builders and remodelers reimagining almost every room in the house. When the pandemic forced both parents to work from home, and children were schooling from home as well, suddenly the dining room defaulted to a second office space. Zoom calls were being done from the makeshift office set up in the master bedroom because it was quiet. Kids were doing schoolwork at the kitchen island. All of which are uses that none of those spaces were designed to accommodate.…

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